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tv   Special Program - Climate crisis Can the courts save our planet  Deutsche Welle  January 18, 2022 4:15am-4:31am CET

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then i'm suing 33 country because our home is burning in it over. i have sued the german government for doing too little for climate protection and putting the livelihoods of my generation and future generations at risk. ah, i went to call to get out of the justice for my daughter. and ultimately on december, the 16th 2020, she became the fast passes in the world to have at pollution on her deficits of affairs. and as the family, we believe justice ah
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. ready come from the i come from the north sea island as long as we live right on the coast. and of course we've been hugely impacted by climate change. the fact is surrounded by water. that's the way it is. on an island, the sea levels are rising, and we've reached the point where you start asking yourself, what's it going to look like in 30 years or 50? in concrete terms in the next few years now, we're expecting to see an increasing number of storm surgeon and they're already starting earlier and getting stronger and stronger of stack of papers on the special feature on line is that we don't get our water supply from the mainland of the dune chains are being enrolled and which means that salt water could get into the interior of the island. the worst case scenario is that the salt water could get into the fresh water land, making it unusable for decades or more. we would effectively no longer have
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a water supply. ah, my name is rebecca and she had one of the worst cases of mine ever recorded in this country. and through my research, i found out the application as much as i might have effected my daughter. it affects me and it turned out to be that night she died. the air pollution was one of the highest ever in the area. my daughter becoming that chronically ill changed white eyes even when she was here, we didn't live in close a, a normal life. no, my life was rushing up and then always having my phone near me in case high school ran to say how long had collapsed her illness was literally 28 months.
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so it started in october, you know, signs of a cold, a cough that sounded like whooping cough. and her friends had mission. all her 1st coma or seizure was in december. and then before we bring to guide, she was gone. ah, in 2017, it was very hot. there were a lot of fires that here and especially where i live. it's very said to go best of those places that i used to love and to see that everything it's burned. and i wondered, so now there are these hires, what's going to happen in 20 years when i probably want to have a family when i want to make my life will i have the future that my parents have?
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maybe i'm not going to have that future. so that scares me a lot. if there's something i can do to prevent that, i'm going to initiate it means that i have to put 33 countries in the course. in particular, the politics must move with the tiles, and that's what these lawsuits are all about. in about forcing politics to get moving. ah, the ah
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ah ah, political publications are intelligent people, but maybe they allow themselves to be influenced by interests. which may explain why serious measures against climate change have often been put off for another 10 years. or until some new government came into power and isn't mid level, but now it's time to and if we don't, it might soon be too late. on the ventilation, speed is no longer mine longer. ok? my home. it's where i live, where i work. it's my life in the life of my parents. so it's impossible for me to imagine that in 30 or 40 years longer, okay. may no longer exist. that it might have been swallowed up by the waves. ah,
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don't come. and that was when the people from german watch got in touch with me and said that they were preparing a case for the federal constitutional court victim and asked me if i wanted to get involved. and of course i was totally up for like foreign farmer. i'm, we took the whole issue of climate change and especially the threats to all generations, but especially the young generation to the german constitutional court. and we won there. and essentially, the court renders a historic judgement really by saying that yes, climate protection is a human rights and the government essentially, all governments that are bound by human rights have a duty to not postpone climate action. and that decision force the german government in, we bumping and revisiting its climate law and essentially took 3 days for the new
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figures to appear out of thin air. done on looking hello. we were all completely over the moon with the ruling was ground breaking. historically, our efforts hadn't been in vain and we'd really achieve something. and we're a little bit more out of our team. and the marcellus office counsel team was his owner. ah, global legal action network are a group of lawyers, so we got in touch with them and they ever since i've been very supportive because 6 kid women never be able to put the law suit to the court of human rights alone. the click on these and for, for the plaintiffs. in this case, 6, portuguese young people have appeal directly to the european court of human rights and said that it is unreasonable that we 1st have to sue in 33 states. yes. in stapo g, i'm calling to sue in all the states takes too long, and we don't have that much time in climate protection,
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thoughts or long. mm hm. english. what's this prototype? i think that is a very interesting case. it's very important. and if the court actually comes to a good order, it could change everything. it could change everything in europe. and that's, that's very high hopes. i have only glimpsed at the responses by government. they're very disappointing. i think they completely ignore, ah, the scientific facts. so every child in the u. k, who die suddenly has an inquest. and i remember doing the child death review which you have in a bar. i they so to do the review of your child's death. this was discussed that, that it has to do with something in the air. you can get all the evidence together, but you need somebody credible to go to court and speak on your behalf.
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ah said there were moments in court when i felt like that is my daughter you're talking about. but i purposely took her picture into court. so her picture was there where all the expert witnesses were. and i wanted them to remember that this was a real human being. there were talking about, you know, she was a big sista. she was a daughter, she was a grand daughter. she has cousins, and i was very much loved and she was cared about this. robert, us in that one on clog and soon i believe there will be an increase in national lawsuits and that trend has already begun. there are lawsuits in ireland in great britain, in norway, in italy and france. so everywhere there are now national lawsuits against the you member states, but also against states outside the european union. hope basically world wide, the old pearson or noon and candidate white glow. mclaren gifted far climates
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lawsuits do exist world wide, but worldwide is always a shortened formula here. there are no climates lawsuits in china. yes, i, and as far as i know, there are none in russia and similar regimes. so the climate law suits are now still a phenomenon of rule of law. community speaker, combined with commercials is climate protection is a global problem and, and climate protection requires very, very big solutions. we are dealing here with a problem that demands the restructuring of industrial society. and this major transformation is not something that can be driven by individual court rulings on, unlike being and the environmental law field, always a tails that you lose often. but i believe right now there is the wind is blowing from behind me. the interest of stakeholders in the industry has shifted very much in not only in germany, but also elsewhere. the investment community has
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a different set of eyes on carbon investments mats, very important, that's a very important change in past 2 years. and that gives me hope as well. is there so much money around? if we put it where it needs to be, then nick, meaning when i look at the history of our country, i see that we've always been a country of innovation. and if we're lucky, it might to put it bluntly save our skins this time too. i do think people need to be accountable at one area where they could be accountable is to do something about cleaning up the ad i saw for all she suffer. she does that as my battle right now is trying to get the government to implement them enrolled. we are worried and we are trying to do everything we can, but we don't feel like we are the voice of he's plan if it's really an emergency and not just something we had to do later.
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ah not only is the ice spinning, everything has been changing in lapland since winter is the form to signs are clear to see and try to sammy people space. it's getting tight. how long will they be able to preserve their way of close up with next on d w. margaret friedlander is a 100 year old holocaust survivor. at the age of 19,
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she decided to return to germany a country she never wanted to set foot in again. her home and she fights for remembrance here and feels like she belongs to tell a tale. oh, margaret friedlander in berlin. in 45 minutes on d w. oh, imagine if we had spent hundreds of billions for years subsidizing giant be yours. that's what you're doing right now. ah.


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